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The General's Son (장군의 아들)

장군의 아들 (Jang-goon-eui A-deul)

Directed by Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Screenplay by , ,

Action Drama

108min | Release date in South Korea :

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Kim Doo-han lost his mom at the age of eight and he survives on the streets as a singing beggar. His natural born fighting skills places him on the mean streets of Jongro with the kisaeng house Woomigwan at the center. He is soon recognized for his incredible strength and ability. He finds out through Shin Ma-jeok, the head of a student gang, that he is the son of General Kim Jwa-jin who fought against the Japanese army. Meanwhile, the Yakuzas expand their sphere of influence and try to take over the Jongro streets but Doo-han protects the Korean vendors of Jongro and wins their respect. When the head of Woomigwan, Kim Gi-hwan is arrested, Doo-han becomes the leader of the Jongro gang.

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  • (41) Im Kwon-taek brought Korean tradition to screen

    2012/07/01, Source,
    Director Im Kwon-taek received an honorary Berlin Bear award for his lifetime achievement at the 55th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin in 2005. / Korea Times By Andrew Salmon A master of pansori ― a form of vocal Korean opera ― leads his adopted son and daughter through the backwaters of rural Korea. The troupe scratch an increasingly precarious living as itinerant musicians while their master, refusing to compromise with modernity, strictly trains them in the traditional art which is his only skill and his motive passion. But with the country swept up in massive social upheavals between the 1940s, 50s and 60s, their art form is losing its cachet, relevance and audiences. The son decides to abandon his life as a wandering troubadour and embrace modern music. The father ― believing that suffering is essential to create great art, unwilling to change with the times and desperate to keep his hold on to his adopted daughter, an extraordinary vocal talent ― is driven to commit an act of unforgettable cruelty,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film News] KOFA's YouTube Channel goes Live and Yoon Jung Lee's "Remember O Goddess" crosses the line!

    2012/05/12,
    UPDATE: Earlier this year the Korean Film Archive announced that it had plans to launch a YouTube channel where people could watch classical Korean films online for free. This fantastic initiative has finally come to true as their channel is now live and offers a wide range of films for free viewing. I am also pleased to announce that director Yoon Jung Lee's managed to gather the required funding for the film "Remember O Goddess". The goal of $30,000 was reach (actually surpassed) through the support of some 272 backers from around the world,...More
  • [HanCinema Korea's Diary] Classical Korean Cinema at KOFA: Im Kwon-taek's "Gilsodeum"

    2012/03/17, Source,
    Every month at Korean Film Archive in Seoul Darcy Paquet, a respected Korean film critic and journalist, will be presenting a number of classic Korean films. The first of these was held last weekend and Im Kwon-taek's hidden masterpiece "Gilsodeum" (1985) was screened. After which, Darcy shared some facts on the piece as well as his thoughts on the film, the director and the actors involved. Hancinema was there for the screening and recorded the Q & A session (English and Korean),...More
  • [HanCinema Korea's Diary] Korean Cinephiles Rejoice! Korean Film Channel planned for YouTube

    2012/02/18, Source,
    In case some of you missed it, there was some pretty exciting news that came out from KOFA this past week. The Korean Film Archive, in partnership with Google, will launch a YouTube channel in May that will showcase 70 classic Korean films. This is fantastic news for Korean cinephiles that would not otherwise have access to some of these rare and classic pieces of Korean film literature,...More
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Staff
 Kim Yong-ok (김용옥)
 Original work
 Park Soon-deok (박순덕)
 Editor
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Editing department
 Kim Ui-suk (김의석 )
 Directing department
 Lim Sang-soo (임상수)
 Directing department
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108 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 1990/06/09
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Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2015.01.04 : 952  admissions (total)

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